Seaside Yoga Sanctuary Presents:
The Female Pelvic Floor: From Anatomy to Asana
Saturday, May 5th
with Candice Garrett
Session 1: Experiential Anatomy
Session 2: The Pelvic Floor and Asana
$40 each session or $75 for both
*Please note: you must have attended a pelvic floor anatomy class the same day, or in advance, to gain admittance to the asana class
*Session One: Enhance your understanding of the pelvic floor in order to find true strength and stability through this under-appreciated area. Dysfunction of the pelvic floor can lead to incontinence, pain and prolapse, particularly after birth and as we age. Through understanding the intricate anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor, uterus, bladder, rectum and pelvis, we can learn to isolate and both strengthen and relax the various muscles, leading to lasting health.
Session Two: In session two we will tailor two very different asana programs to meet the needs of hyper and hypo tonicity, how to develop a "map" of the student's postural and breath habits as it relates to the pelvic floor, and learn how to activate, engage, and soften the pelvic floor mucles in various asana.
Writer, Yogi and Mother. Candice Garrett is an E-RYT with Yoga Alliance and a recognized teacher trainer, as well as the director and founder of Nine Moons Prenatal Teacher Training programs. She specializes in yoga, prenatal yoga and pelvic health and travels extensively. She is also a regular columnist for Elephant Journal and maintains a blog at www.theyogickitchen.blogspot.com Her
approach to yoga blends knowledge of how the body works with lightness,
compassion, dedication and playfulness. The result is a fun and
educational class that empowers the student to create their own
practice, using their personal strengths and weaknesses. Expect for
classes to be balanced in both effort and ease and that your needs will
be well-tended. Her studies are grounded in Iyengar yoga and have included top instructors, such as Senior Iyengar instructor Kofi Busia, Leslie Howard and prenatal teacher Robin Sale with other influences from Judith Hanson Lasater and various Anusara teachers.
Candice's book: Prenatal Yoga; Finding Movement in Fullness is now available for purchase at Amazon.com